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Old 06-30-2004, 10:07 AM
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i have a big 12 horse motor, i wanna make a 7-8 foot vee hull to drop it in, anyone got any tips to give me, anything would be awsome.
Old 06-30-2004, 11:42 AM
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I got a tip - get a Zenoah!
Old 07-01-2004, 08:20 AM
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or two!
Old 07-01-2004, 08:52 AM
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spedbrose,
I'd be willing to bet that that 12 hp motor is an AC motor! I would also be willing to bet that you'll need a much larger boat than 7 - 8 feet, to hold the generator/batteries needed to get 12 horse power from it (LOL)! I'm afraid it just wouldn't be very practical...
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He would be happy with a modified 260.
Old 07-01-2004, 11:17 AM
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your willing to bet its an AC motor! HA its a 12 horse 340 cc briggs and stratton horizontal shaft GAS powered ENGINE! what do you think of that??!, what what do you think that boat would run like with that motor in it??
Old 07-01-2004, 11:55 AM
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I got a 95" john boat that I built It's got a Stealth 300 turning a 10" ninji prop It tops out at whoppen
8 mph. Good luck with the BIG BOAT project.
Old 07-01-2004, 03:09 PM
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Why don't you post some pics of this half finished project so that you will be taken seriously!
Old 07-01-2004, 08:26 PM
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You better start building a trailer you can tow behind your car for this boat.
Old 07-01-2004, 10:16 PM
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spedbrose,
You're right, I made a wrong assumption. But it was based on the word "motor", which is usually used when speaking about an electric motor ("engine" for internal combustion engines). Oh well, just a comvention, not a rule...
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Old 07-02-2004, 03:48 AM
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spedbrose,
If your Briggs engine is a four stroke, and I'm assuming it is, your maximum rpm is going to be in the 3200 rpm range(give or take a couple hundred rpm). The problems with installation will make a machine shop wealthy! With enough cash almost anything can be done, but is it worth it? Finding an appropriate prop might be a winter project all by itself!! Might work out ok for a tugboat or something like that, but if you're looking for speed I think you'll be very disappointed. Just one man's opinion. Best to ya!!
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Old 07-02-2004, 08:41 AM
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Why does everyone play into this game?

This guy joins on the 30th and immediatly posts in two forums about this "super Awesome crazy motor" and everyone starts chiming in about it. It is obvious that this guy has put Zero thought into it and is just screwing around. If he had any Idea of how RC boats work he would not have wasted anyones time with this nonsense.

I am sure any project can technically be completed, but until this guy posts some pics or some real info, I will assume that he is full of it!




Note to self, stay off RCU when you are in a bad mood....
Old 07-02-2004, 08:53 AM
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jhay,
Sometimes it's fun to think about the 'technical' side of 'odd' ideas. Even if the idea doesn't work out for some reason, you learn a little from it. If not 'what to do', then 'what not to do'. Now, what if you made this thing into a paddle wheeler? ...
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